CFP: Edinburgh University – Nineteenth Century Research Seminars – deadline 1 December 2017

Edinburgh University – Nineteenth Century Research Seminars

Call for Papers

The Nineteenth Century Research Seminars (NCRS) invites proposals for twenty-minute papers from postgraduate and early career researchers that address any aspect of nineteenth century literature, history, art, and culture.

The seminar series is designed to be a cross- and inter-disciplinary forum where postgraduate and early career researchers can meet, form connections, debate, and collaborate on all issues pertaining to the long nineteenth century.

We accept abstracts addressing any aspect of research on the 19th century, but would particularly welcome those addressing any of the following themes:

  • Philosophy: from Hegel to Nietzsche
  • Empire, War, and Politics
  • Religion and Society
  • Ecology, Environment, and Industrialisation
  • Travelling and Exploration
  • German Classicism and German Idealism
  • Art, Architecture, and Aesthetics

Monthly seminars take place at the University of Edinburgh on 25 January, 22 February, 29 March, 26 April, and 31 May 2018. Each seminar will consist of three twenty-minute papers – at least one paper from a University of Edinburgh-based researcher and the other(s) from a researcher based in another institution – followed by discussion and a reception.

Abstracts of up to 250 words along with a brief biography and institutional affiliation should be submitted in the body of an email to The closing date for submissions is Friday 1 December 2017; speakers will be notified of a decision by mid-December. If for any reason you are not available for any of the dates listed above for the 2018 seminars, please let us know in your email submission; this will help us to pair papers and schedule more effectively.

For those travelling from outside of Edinburgh, reimbursement of travel expenses (up to £40) is available.

More details, and programmes from previous years are available at:


The NCRS is supported by the University of Edinburgh’s Student-Led Initiative Fund.